Buff Bulletin Board

This site is a listing of notices, training/seminars, jobs, campus services and events. Buff Bulletin is a service of Campus Communications.

Fun research projects for kids

The Cognitive Development Center in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience is looking for children age birth to 12 years old who are interested in playing games that will help teach us about language self control and cognitive strategies.

A visit, scheduled at your convenience, lasts about 60 minutes. Babysitting is available for siblings. Parents are compensated for travel, and kids receive a fun prize.

For more information or to sign up, see our information below or call us at 303-492-6389.

ALTEC non-credit French language courses

Learn French at ALTEC! If you're traveling abroad, want to place into a higher French course or just want to learn something new, then ALTEC is the perfect place for you!

This upcoming spring semester, we will be offering several French courses ranging from beginner, to conversational and advanced! At ALTEC we have something for everyone, so come find what's right for you!

Classes begin Jan. 17! Sign up today and discover where language will take you.

Click here to register.

December 8, 2016 • Anderson Language Technology Center • altec@colorado.edu

UROP applications due Feb. 17

Looking to get involved in undergraduate research? The Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) deadline for applications is Feb. 17 for all grant types (see below).

Assistantships are $2,000 for summer awards and $1,000 for academic year awards. Individual grants are $3,000 for summer awards and $1,500 for academic year awards. Team Grants are $3,000 for both summer and academic year awards.

We have switched to an online application; please visit our website to learn how to apply!

Thompson Writing Awards now accepting submissions

Are you a CU student working on a research paper, essay, poem or short story that touches on a topic specific to the American West? Are you writing about public lands, Native American issues, immigration, water or wildfire?

Center of the American West is seeking entries for the Thompson Awards for Western American Writing. Winners will receive $500 and read their piece at an awards banquet attended by contest judges and community members.

See our website for details and to read previous years' winning entries.

Support Colorado with monthly giving through the CCC


Colorado thrives when state employees like you join together to realize these three values. You have a unique opportunity to give back to your community by participating in the Colorado Combined Campaign. When you donate to one or more of 600-plus participating nonprofit organizations, you make a difference. When your contribution is combined with those of other employees, your impact is even more powerful!

Pledge now.

Celtic guitar, banjo and fiddle concert - Dec. 7

Local favorites Jon Sousa and Adam Agee will be in concert for a night of celtic, folk and traditional goodness. Masters of their respective instruments (Jon on guitar and banjo, Adam on fiddle/violin), this will be their first gig in the U.S. since their recent musical tour of Europe.

The show will begin at 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. in the Wesley Foundation Chapel/Student Center located across from the stadium. Attendees are encouraged to make a donation. Suggestions below.

General public: $12 to $20
Students: $5 to $12

Community Christmas caroling - Dec. 14

Get into the holiday spirit by singing with, and to, others. Meet at CU's Wesley Chapel on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. We will take the Hop bus downtown to sing along Pearl Street Mall, as well as singing on the bus along the way. We will be back to campus by 9:30 p.m. at the latest.

Long underwear, warm socks and a hat are recommended. The Wesley is on the Hop bus line, and there is parking in the lot.

Wesley Foundation Chapel
1290 Folsom Street, across from Folsom Field at the corner of University Heights Avenue

December 7, 2016 • Roger Wolsey • roger.wolsey@wesleyf.org

ALTEC non-credit Spanish language courses

Interested in learning Spanish? Sign up to take one of the ALTEC Early Start Spring Spanish courses this January to begin or continue your language journey!

Courses include:
*Spanish Beginning 1
*Spanish Intermediate 1
*Spanish Advanced

Classes start Jan. 17. Reserve your spot today! Cost is $75 for CU affilliates and $150 for commuinty members.

For more information or to register for classes, visit our website.

December 7, 2016 • Anderson Language Technology Center • altec@colorado.edu

Free massages - Dec. 12, 5 to 8 p.m.

Attention University of Colorado Students: Relieve some mid-term stress with free 15-minute massages by students from a local massage school at Wesley Chapel. First come, first served.

Wesley Foundation Chapel/Student Center
1290 Folsom Street, across from Folsom Field at the corner of University Heights Avenue

December 7, 2016 • Roger Wolsey • webmaster@wesleyf.org

Anam Cara: Celtic art of Soul Friending - Dec. 9, 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Learn about the Celtic art of Soul Friending in this deliciously engaging talk by Jude Murray, a Scottish Druid priestess, with readings, meditations and plenty of time for questions. Courtesy parking is in the parking lot behind the chapel. Suggested donation is $15 to $25 for students and $25 to $75 for the general public.

See the Facebook event page for more information.

Wesley Foundation Student Center/Chapel
1290 Folsom Street, across from Folsom Field

December 7, 2016 • Roger Wolsey • roger.wolsey@colorado.edu

Solstice celebration for Pagans and Christians - Dec. 10, 9 a.m.

How can Pagans be blessed by Christians? How can Christians be blessed by Pagans? How can some be both, fully? Meet a Scottish Druid priestess, Jude Murray, and explore with her! A three-hour offering of meditation, song, storytelling and gentle Celtic rituals (Christian and Pagan) to honor and bless the emerging energy of the season.

See the Facebook event page for more information.

Wesley Foundation Chapel/Student Center
1290 Folsom Street, across from Folsom Field

Open Mic Night - Dec. 5 at 8 p.m.

Singer? Songwriter? Poet? Musician? Dancer? Actor? Mime? Free monthly Open Mic Night at the Wesley Foundation Student Center/Chapel. Test drive something new. Show off something old. Have fun! Come perform and/or enjoy those who do!

First Tuesday of every month at 8 p.m. Uncensored, freedom of speech affirmed, yet also a safe space for all. Serious fun.

Visit the Facebook event page or the Wesley website for more information.

Monday night bowling special Dec. 5

Make Mondays special! Every Monday, from 6 to 11 p.m., pay $8 per person for two hours of unlimited bowling. Shoes and a fountain drink included. Come alone or with friends or family—everyone is welcome! Learn more.

Fall 2016 dates: Every Monday through Dec. 12

Check out all of The Connection’s weekly events! The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, UMC first floor

ALTEC non-credit Chinese language course

Interested in learning more about the Chinese language and culture? Sign up to take our Early Start Spring Chinese Beginning 1 course this January to begin your exploration! Classes start Jan. 23. Reserve your spot today!

For more information or to register, visit our website.

December 6, 2016 • Anderson Language Technology Center • altec@colorado.edu

Participants needed for paid psychology experiment

Earn $80! We are seeking participants for a three-session study. In the first session (2.5 hours), participants read sentences while we record their brain waves (EEG). In the other two sessions (2 hours and 1.5 hours), participants complete simple tasks on a computer screen. Compensation is $10 per hour, plus a $20-bonus at the end. Sign up here! Look for experiment #991.

For more information, visit our website.

Submit your art to the UMC Student Arts Program

The UMC Arts Program is looking for new artwork to add to our collection! We're accepting submissions NOW through the end of the semester. Submit online now. Final deadline is Dec. 9.

Must be a current CU Boulder student and agree to the submission requirements to submit. Submissions are reviewed by a panel of judges who decides which pieces are accepted and where they are displayed. The UMC covers the cost of framing, hanging and securing the artwork.

CU NightRide: We're hiring!

Work at the heart of the university!

CU NightRide is a student-operated program dedicated to meeting the safety needs of CU students, faculty and staff by providing nighttime transportation to support a safe academic and socially responsible environment on campus and in the community.

We're hiring driver/dispatchers to take calls, coordinate rides and drive within the city of Boulder from sundown to 12:15/1:15 a.m. Read the full job description and learn how to apply at UMC Student Jobs.

Free Texas Hold’em Poker Tournament Dec. 6

Put on your poker face, see if Lady Luck is with you and win prizes! Sign up 6 p.m. at The Connection front desk; cards fly at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome – all skill levels. Learn more

Fall 2016 Dates
August 30
September 13, 27
October 11, 25
November 8, 29
Grand Championship (winners play-off): December 6

Check out all of The Connection’s weekly events!
The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, UMC first floor

Video Game Tournament – Rock Band 4 (PS4) – Dec. 9

Watch players in action, try different games and earn bragging rights and prizes! Sign up at 6 p.m. at The Connection; play begins at 7 p.m. $5 entry fee. Prizes for top finishers! Learn more

Fall 2016 Dates
Aug 26 Street Fighter V (PS4)
Sept 9 Madden 17 (XBOX ONE)
Sept 23 Super Smash Bros Brawl (Wii)
Oct 7 FIFA 17 (XBOX ONE)
Oct 21 NBA 2K17 (PS4)
Nov 4 Halo 5 (XBOX ONE)
Nov 18 COD: Black Ops III (PS4)
Dec 2 NHL 17 (XBOX ONE)

The Connection, UMC first floor

Extreme bowling Friday and Saturday nights!

7 p.m. to close
Electrify your Friday and Saturday nights at the only Extreme Bowling in Boulder!
Black lights, lane lights and color pins. Win prizes for color head pin strikes.

Check out all of The Connection’s weekly events!
The Connection Bowling, Billiards & Games, UMC first floor.

Save the date: Employee tuition benefit information session Dec. 19

Are you interested in using the employee tuition benefit in the spring? Get started now.

Join us for an information session about the CU employee tuition benefit for employees and dependents at CU Boulder on Monday, Dec. 19, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in UMC 247.

Learn more about the employee tuition benefit.

December 5, 2016 • Bursar's Office • bursar@colorado.edu

Participants needed in sports study: $10 per hour

Healthy male participants ages 18 to 28 are needed for a speech research study examining speech in athletes competing in a variety of sports (e.g., football, soccer, swimming, track) and comparing data for high- versus low- and no-contact sports.

$10 per hour in compensation is provided. Please email speechlab@colorado.edu for details and include “Speech Study” in the subject line.

December 5, 2016 • Jessica Pardos • speechlab@colorado.edu

ALTEC non-credit Polish language course

Ever wanted to learn Polish? Well now's your chance to discover the Polish language and culture through ALTEC's Non-Credit Language Program! Beginning Jan. 17, ALTEC is offering two Polish courses: Polish Beginning 1 and Polish Beginning 2.

Enrollment is open now! Register today and learn the fast, fun and affordable way with ALTEC.

For class more information please visit our website by clicking here!

December 5, 2016 • Anderson Language Technology Center • altec@colorado.edu

Department of Human Resources early closure on Dec. 9

The Department of Human Resources will close at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, for a staff gathering. We will reopen and respond promptly to voicemail and email messages on Monday, Dec. 12, at 8 a.m. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.

December 5, 2016 • Megan Bohn • Megan.Bohn@colorado.edu

Carpool/express lane requirements changing Jan. 1

Beginning Sunday, Jan. 1, all Colorado High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) express lanes change to HOV 3, requiring at least three people in each vehicle. Additionally, carpools using HOV lanes must have an ExpressToll account with a transponder to enjoy free access. Solo drivers and those with one passenger must pay to use the express lane; motorcycles and buses are allowed free use. Visit the Parking and Transportation website for more details.

December 2, 2016 • Parking and Transportation Services • buffscommute@colorado.edu